I've known several people who were very excited to start gardening, only to give up on it before making it through their first summer. Gardening requires a commitment. Your garden won't wait until you have time to take care of it and even weekend warriors can be easily defeated. Most of us know this only too well. But whether you are an experienced gardener or a newbie, you may be hitting the wall about now. So this week I'm going to talk about what you can do in 15 minutes a day.
First, it's hot this summer. You may have noticed that yourself. Your plants surely have. They'll need more than the prescribed 1 inch per week. For today's 15 minutes, water your containers. Here are 7 tips for watering containers and keeping them - and you - from stressing. I'll add one more. If you are in drought conditions with water restrictions, you will have to get creative. Use left over cooking water, dehumidifier buckets, even left over coffee to water plants. If you've got some tips for watering during heat or drought, please, please share.
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